Saturday, October 15, 2011

Advocacy: October 2011 Quotation + Action Step + Link

Parents and Educators

Sylvia Rimm says, 
"The surest path to positive self esteem is to succeed at something which one perceived would be difficult."  

Each time we steal a student's struggle, we steal the opportunity for them to build self-confidence.  They must learn to do hard things to feel good about themselves.  Removing a student’s opportunity to experience failure is tantamount to removing a student’s opportunity to experience success.

Action Step
This is a good time to meet with your building principal, school superintendent or  local school board members to discuss the need for students to engage in challenging tasks.